Yeah, I was 16 and working as an usher at the movie theater. We sold out 700+ seats in the big theater for Star Wars for quite a while. I was not as aware of many ulterior motives then. Those of women especially.
If you stick to the strict definition, SW is fantasy, not sci-fi. Being set in space doesn't make it sci-fi. It's got more in common with the traditional fantasy genre. Trying to retcon midichlorians into the story 4 movies into it doesn't make it sci-fi either.
That was news to me back in the day when it was first explained to me, but in hindsight, that's absolutely correct.
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I have fond memories of 'A New Hope'; I took my girlfriend to see it. Drove an about an hour to get to the theater, waited about an hour to get to the sales window and ended up watching some movie involving the French foreign legion.
When I finally saw it, I sat through the movie 3 times - long before reserved seating. It was the best (non-horror) SyFi movie of its time - despite the subpar acting. I waited to watch the next one in the series until people stopped camping out around the block waiting to see it.
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I grew up with the original trilogy, but I voted Rogue One.
I was really pleasantly surprised by that one AND it answers some questions I've had since I was a little kid
The originals were awesome, especially in their day, but I don't want to get stuck in the past.
Also, I liked the prequels (and loved the game Star Wars Episode I: Racer - Wikipedia[^]).
I havent seen Solo and Episode IX (yet), but so far I'm not fond of the sequels (I mean VII was just A New Hope remastered, but worse)